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Champions League Men - 25 Oct 2013

SHAN takes revenge for Berlin’s win


The 2012 Women`s European Champions League winner Berlin Eastside continues with 3-0 score in Group A, beating in very interesting clash SVS STROCK 3:1 at Schwechat. These two teams fought for the crown two seasons ago, and Germans again won, but now with

The 2012 Women`s European Champions League winner Berlin Eastside continues with 3-0 score in Group A, beating in very interesting clash SVS STROCK 3:1 at Schwechat. These two teams fought for the crown two seasons ago, and Germans again won, but now with totally different players (for example, STROCK`s Petra LOVAS was Berlin`s member).

Audience at Werner Schlager Academy had a rare privilege to see new fight between LI Fen and SHAN Xiaona in just two weeks. These two players met in 2013 LIEBHERR European Championships, when LI took the gold, but tonight SHAN was unstoppable. This time they must decide the winner of the match between two WECL title pretenders. Guest won in four games, saving four set balls in last set (7:10, 10:11).

In opening encounter, LI Fen overcame Georgina POTA in amazing game in four sets. After first, 34 points long set, taken by host, Hungarian missed two set balls in second. It looked like POTA must take third set easily when she had 8:0 lead, but LI turned on 10:9. Guest somehow took that set, but in fourth she had no energy to stop individual European champion.

SHAN leveled on 1:1 against Daniela DODEAN in straight sets. STROCK`s player had just one small chance to reach the set when she came from 6:9 to 9:9 in second.

Berlin`s newcomer in this season Kristin SILBEREISEN defeated former Berlin`s Petra LOVAS in third encounter. In last, fourth set, host did everything she could to provide one more set, but lost 11:9.

Other Group A match will be held tomorrow, between Fenerbahce and Metz (Saturday, October 26th, 13h30 CET). Group B games are coming on Sunday: Linz AG Froschberg – Budaorsi 2i SC (October 27th, 16h00 CET), Tyumen – Zamek Tarnobrzeg (October 27th, 17h00 CET)

SVS STROCK – TTC Berlin Eastside 1:3
LI Fen – Georgina POTA 3:1 (18:16, 15:13, 12:14, 11:6)
Daniela DODEAN – SHAN Xiaona 0:3 (7:11, 9:11, 3:11)
Petra LOVAS – Kristin SILBEREISEN 1:3 (6:11, 9:11, 11:6, 9:11)
LI Fen – SHAN Xiaona 1:3 (6:11, 11:9, 5:11, 11:13)

Alex MILETIC, EWT

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